The jump season is now upon us, with that means top class jump races! The Cheltenham Open Meeting is just around the corner and that sees the newly sponsored BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase staged on the 12th November. We’ve delved deep into the history of the race and picked out what trends you need to look out for, making picking that winner easier for you!
Taking all this account, you are likely best off with your money on a horse near the top of the betting, that hails from a southern yard. 7yo’s that are in their second season of chasing are ones to finely pick out too as you there have been sparse winners at older than that in the last few decades. Cheltenham form in the book is a huge plus generally when racing round the course, and in this race, the stats heavily back that up. Additionally, many previous winners have had Cheltenham Festival form on the back of them. In regards to ratings, look for a horse in the region of 140-150. The race appears to ask too much for ones rated higher, so that band gives you a happy medium of quality and likely well weighted.